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the sounding of the notes of a chord in rapid succession instead of simultaneously. a chord thus sounded. Historical Examples The most essential figures which Beethoven employs are built upon the scale and the arpeggio. Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.) Elliott Graeme The study ends with the arpeggio passage as at the beginning. Nicolo Paganini: […]
an old French unit of area equal to about one acre (0.4 hectare). It is still used in the province of Quebec and in parts of Louisiana. Historical Examples In the regions of small farms, and of the mtayer system, he gets fifteen sous the arpent, eight sous and even six sous. The Origins of […]
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Gerald (Peter) born 1928, U.S. choreographer. Historical Examples Above the altar is the finest fresco in the basilica, the Ascension by Arpino, 1600. Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes Caravaggio and his followers were mere naturalists; Arpino and his scholars pure idealists. The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 2 (of 6) Luigi Antonio Lanzi […]